How to make a low-quality video look better?

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How to Improve Video Quality with Movavi Video Editor

Edited by Pat Bitton

July 28, 2020

When you're focused on shooting a video, do you always remember to check the settings on your camera? When you’re reviewing captured video, how often do you find it’s too dark or the focus is blurred? Digital video is great for ease of use, but you still have to pay attention to settings as well as pressing the button. So, sometimes you may find yourself looking at the low-quality footage you’ve just filmed and wondering: "How can I improve the video quality?"

With Movavi Video Editor – a full-featured video-editing program – you can enhance low-quality CCTV footage, fix old videos, and correct other flaws in just a few clicks. Plus, you can apply artistic effects and turn your home movie into a work of art. So, how to make a low-quality video look better? Download Movavi Video Editor for Windows or Mac OS and apply the tricks in the guide below.

Automatic Video Enhancement

Automatic adjustment tools can help you correct the most common problems by analyzing and calculating the best characteristics for your video. They noticeably improve video quality and are very easy to use – all the changes are made automatically!

Auto contrast calculates the best contrast for the frame and enhances highlights and shadows, making the dark elements darker and the light ones lighter.

Auto saturation adjusts the color saturation of the entire image.

Auto white balance calculates the best white balance values relative to the lighting conditions, removing gray or blue casts.

Magic enhance automatically balances color and adjusts brightness, contrast, and color levels.

Professional Video Enhancement

Color adjustment tools let you increase video quality manually and are very easy to use. Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Highlights, Gamma, Shadows, Hue, Temperature, Tint – everything to help the beginner create a professional-looking result.

For example, you can easily make a video look “warmer” or “colder” by adjusting Temperature. Change it to add atmosphere to your movie.

Poor lighting or shooting against the sun causes the picture to be too dark. To repair such a video, use the Brightness slider, which allows manual enhancement of highlights and shadows to make them darker or lighter.

To apply different colors to elements of your video, play around with Hue. This can create a pretty surreal and futuristic effect.

Special Effects

Are you crazy about special effects? Do you want to experiment with giving your video a completely different look and feel? Our artistic effects are at your disposal! You can even apply more than one effect at the same time to give your video the image of a sci-fi movie or a black-and-white film from the 1930s.

Just download Movavi Video Editor to your PC or Mac and learn how to improve video quality easily!

You can do more than enhance video quality and work with special effects. There are plenty of additional video-editing options in the program. Split your video into multiple parts, add stunning transitions between the sections, create a unique atmosphere by adding breathtaking music, change the video resolution, and save the final video on your computer's hard drive in any popular format (AVI, MP4, MOV, etc.).

You can find more information about working with the Movavi app in our step-by-step guide to making home movies.


Movavi Video Editor

Creating videos has never been so easy!

  • Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
  • Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
  • Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
  • Export videos in any popular format

* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

To improve the quality of an old video, you need to start with the right software. Try Movavi Video Editor! With features like Magic Enhance, Auto Contrast, and Stabilization, you can easily correct problems in old footage even if you’re new to video editing.

To enhance a dark video, you need to correct the brightness. To do this with Movavi Video Editor, install the program, import your file to the software, and click Color Adjustments on the toolbar above the Timeline. Try using Magic Enhance first. If this doesn’t fix the problem, try playing with the manual settings. To learn more about fixing a dark video, read this guide:

How to brighten a video with Movavi Video Editor